general

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general

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Adjective[change]

Positive
general

Comparative
more general

Superlative
most general

  1. Usual; about most things. An idea is a general idea if it's about many things or about most things, not just about one specific thing.
    First I will talk about general problems of farming, and then I will talk about the specific problems of wheat farming.
    In general, I enjoy pizza.
  2. General is approximate, not exact; maybe a little different; close but maybe not the same.


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Noun[change]

Singular
general

Plural
generals

A general
  1. A general is the leader of an army.
    The president told the general to bring the army home.